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Broken Shoulder Blade (cont.)

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Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

REFERENCES: Scapular Fracture.

Medscape News. Broken Shoulder Predicts Future Hip Fracture in Older Women.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: William Freudenthal, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Coauthor(s): James V Ritchie, MD, Training Officer, Assistant Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center at Portsmouth, Virginia. Editors: Marian Gambrell, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor.

Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2012

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The primary function of the scapula is to attach the upper extremity to the thorax and provide a stabilized platform for upper extremity movement.

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